Generous gifts were designated to student scholarships, the Student Emergency Fund, and Viking athletics.
North Park supporters showed up in a big way for the seventh annual Blue & Gold Day in May, raising a quarter of a million dollars in aid for current and future North Parkers.
Dr. Francisco Gaytán, Vice President of Student Engagement, pledged money to the Student Emergency Fund, which helps students pay for emergency travel or housing and other unforeseen events, “so students can focus on their education and academic success.”
The day also raised funds for student athletics.
“It’s expected that we provide our student-athletes with a first-class experience, including continual enhancements to our facilities and equipment which allow them to be successful on and off the field,” said Anthony Scola, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing.
In addition to the individual donations from alumni, parents, faculty and staff, Blue & Gold Day inspired several matching challenges. The Board of Trustees Challenge gift pledged $100,000, which was matched by donors.